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Senator Rand Paul [R-KY] spoke out on what he called the Senate's shell game as the Harry Reid Senate cartel of legislative hijinks, following a precedent initiated in the Franklin D. Roosevelt New Deal Congress on March 9, 1933 to [a] conceal a crime committed by FDR when he ordered the closing of all banks on March 6, 1933 and then seized all gold backed currency, replacing it with debt-back scrip; and [b] Roosevelt's sleight-of-hand of amending the Trading With the Enemy Act of 1917 by proxy on March 6 (before legislation was enacted to do this evil deed) by declaring the people of the United States to be enemies of its government. This enabled him to seize the real wealth of the nation—the gold that backed its currency but belonged to the People of the nation, not the nation.

RooseveltTeddy, not Franklin—and the Federal Reserve were engaged in skullduggery in 1906 when JP Morgan, John D. Rockefeller, the princes of industry and the barons of banking leveraged Congress to not only create a federal income tax to support the money the government would be borrowing from the new, privately owned central bank they were creating in Jekyll Island, South Carolina, and a 17th Amendment that would remove the States from the equation of federal governance since in the past, it was always the States, through the US Senate, that killed every attempt to legislate a new, privately owned central bank in America. And finally, the princes of industry and the barons of banking wanted to change their gold-backed monetary system, making gold a commodity they could buy and sell on the international markets and using debt bonds to back their currency. (Think about that. When the politicians sell your debt for money, they no longer owe that debt. Nor do the princes of industry and barons of banking who profited from it. Someone else does—you. The taxpayer. And the taxpayer's children, grandhchildren, great-great children, great-great grandchildren, and so on.

By removing the monetary system from the gold standard, the Fed could expand and contract the monetary system to suit their needs—not the needs of the Nation. But try as the money barons did to remove the monetary system from the gold standard, cool heads prevailed, and America's monetary system remained on the gold standard until President Richard Nixon, in a secret meeting at Camp David, issued Executive Order 11615 and killed the fixed monetary exchange rate on Aug. 13, 1971. Nixon killed the Bretton Woods Agreement that had been in effect since 1944 and suspended the convertibility of the dollar into gold. To prevent the American people from seeing what should have been a major inflationary spiral, Nixon simultaneously froze wages and prices to hide the impact of the dollar's collapse. He did a good job of it, blaming Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini and OPEC for the rapidly escalating price of crude oil—the first place America felt the collapse—at the pumps.

Crude was $3.60 a barrel before Nixon's secret meeting at Camp David. The balance of power to control the price of crude shifted from the United States to OPEC by the end of 1971. The United States declined to record oil prices until September, 1973 when it was $5.20 a barrel. By December, 1973 oil was selling for $8.55 per barrel. In December, 1974 it was $11.20; November of 1975, $13.10; and December, 1980—$37.00. In one decade, oil jumped ten times over. The US government blamed the oil spike on OPEC. In reality, the bankers were running the money presses overtime and inflation was destroying the dollar. The price of oil was not rising, the value of the dollar was dropping. By 1975 it took ten times more money to buy a gallon of gasoline.

When Franklin D. Roosevelt assumed office on March 4, 1933 and issued Presidential Proclamation 2072, he had no legal authority to issue such a prerogative since it would be March 9, 1933 before Congress would vote aye or nay on what would become known as Title 3 of the Thomas Amendment. Title 3 reduced the troy weight of the gold in a dollar from 25 4/5 grains to 15 5/21 grains. But even more, it changed the verbiage found in the Trading With the Enemy Act of 1917, which reclassified the citizens of the United States as enemies of its government, thereby allowing the government to seize the wealth possessed by the People not because the people were doing something criminal with it, but because the government wanted it.

RICO seizures were such a lucrative scheme, the government has expanded on its use in the 1990s, applying RICO (the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act) against ordinary citizens by seizing cars when the operator of the vehicle got caught in a sting either buying marijuana or cocaine from an undercover cop, or paying for sexual favors to an undercover cop posing as a hooker; or even having your home seized on a RICO warrant when State or federal DEA officers raid your home after learning that your 15-year old son sold someone crack cocaine in school that day

Those are some of the types of lack of transparency that Sen. Rand Paul was talking about when he chastised the Senate for violating Senate rules on June 24, 2012 by not posting the bill at least 48-hours before they brought it to the floor for a vote. It's important to understand why Senators and Congressmen obscure transparency behind Obamaesque veils of secrecy. Because, at one time or another, they do it. They have something to hide. And, it's for always the same reason. And, it's never a patriotic one. The princes of industry and the barons of banking who endow them handsomely with both legal and illegal campaign contributions always expect to be compensated for those donations. It may be the passage of a piece of legislation that gives them an edge, a lucrative government contract—or presents a pitfall for a competitor. Or, they are hiding an earmark that gives a key donor a lucrative grant. Or, like Richard Nixon who, on Aug. 13, 1971, hid at Camp David and gave the barons of banking a gift they have wanted for 200 years—removing the United States completely off the gold standard and letting the dollar float in the wind.

On June 29, 2012 Sen. Paul rebuked the Senate leadership for bringing a bill to the floor and expecting the membership to vote on it within 30 minutes—although no one except perhaps the Democratic leadership, had an opportunity to read the bill before it appeared on the floor, scathingly argued that "...we're going to vote on [this bill] in the next 30 minutes," adding that the Senate's own rules demand that the bill be posted online for at least 48 hours before being voted on. "Six hundred pages," he noted. "No one will read it." Of course, with the vote taking place, no one would have the time to read more than a dozen or so pages of that bill. Sen. Paul noted that two senators from one State rushed out of the chamber to try to get something out of the bill that was going to affect their State in 30 minutes.

Sen. Paul said he has "...a bill in Congress that says we should read the bills [on the floor of the House or Senate] that says we should read the bills [we're expected to vote on] before passing them. Who can disagree with that?" Who? The princes of industry and the barons of banking and business who want those covert bill passed, object because they know if the American people learn what Congress is spending their tax dollars on, "We the People" are going to strenuously object. Sen. Paul's bill says "...the [congressmen and senators] should wait one day for each 20 pages of the bill." A 600 page bill would require the bill to be posted online for 30 days for public scrutiny before a vote could be cast. In the case of the Senate's House numbered HR 3962, which was 1,990 pages, under the bill Sen. Paul described, the vote on that bill could not have been taken for 100 days after the bill was posted. And, as for HR 3590 (also a Senate bill since what Harry Reid did there was gut the failed Service Members Home Mortgage Tax Act of 2009, which passed the House on a 416-0 vote, gutting the entire 514 words from the bill and replacing it with the 379,976 words found in HR 3962) it would take the House of Representatives 95 days before they could vote on Obamacare. If that had happened, then Nancy Pelosi would not have embarrassed herself by telling the House members that they needed "...to hurry up and vote on the bill so they could find out what was in it." Because, as history has shown, not even the social progressives who traded their votes for pet earmarks, had any idea what was in it. They didn't know, for example that in February, 2009—a year before Obamacare was enacted—the Obama Death Board was covertly enacted in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. Why? Becaise the super majority Demcoratic Party didn't have to read it. They had the votes to pass anything.

Remember this about politicians: they always hide the poison pill in bills that promise the taxpayers the best gratuities. Those are the bills the taxpayers should tear into first. The packages with the glitziest wrappings contain the deadliest "presents." But like Sen. Rand Paul shouted from the rooftop—those bills have to be posted online for the public to see—24 hours for every 20 pages in the bill.


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